Managing Micro Enterprise Development Interventions and Programmes

Venue: Orcha Madhya Pradesh

Location: Madhaya Pradesh, India

Event Date/Time: Apr 08, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 10, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 29, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2008
Report as Spam


Managing Micro Enterprise Development Interventions and Programmes
(April 08-10, 2008)


Economic empowerment of the poor and un-employed by enabling them to
undertake self-employment and entrepreneurial career has been
recognized as one of the key tools for addressing the issues of
poverty and un-employment. Based on regional and local contexts
development organizations and stakeholders have worked upon a
variety of approaches ranging from facilitating individuals to
facilitating aggregations of entrepreneurs and producers.

Over past two decades the economic empowerment and development
approaches have changed from welfare and vocation based training to
self-sustainable market led and driven programmes. There are a host
of approaches ranging from individual enterprise development
programmes to cluster development programmes & service strengthening
programmes to establishing facilities. All the programmes and
approaches have shown considerable impact on creating new
opportunities for the poor and the marginalized to increase their
income levels and improve their overall quality of life.

One of the key lacuna's observed by the stakeholders in the arena of
economic empowerment is the lack of clarity on the approaches to be
adapted and understanding of each of the approaches. In addition,
the implementers often get confused with their roles and in their
effort to provide the best of options.

The proposed training is targeted at developing a conceptual
understanding of the various approaches for economic strengthening
of the communities and delineating the roles of various stakeholders
in the process. Targeted at middle level managers the training will
equip the participants in understanding the diverse facets of
entrepreneurship and livelihoods develop concepts and approaches. In
furtherance it will also help them understand the tools for
identifying & selecting the most appropriate approach to be
undertaken in context of their clients and operational area. Besides
this the training will also equip the participants with key skills
and tools for undertaking enterprise development initiatives.


The training programme will be conducted to meet the following
Developing clarity on approaches of enterprise development

Developing skills for understanding the client requirements and
choosing the most appropriate approach

Development of understanding of the key stakeholders and their roles

Provide tools for managing enterprise development programmes.


The following techniques would be used to conduct the training

Case studies/Group exercises

Brainstorming sessions/ Experience sharing

Training Support materials/ Handouts

-point Presentations


The training programme would cover the following:

The need for economic empowerment and its relationship with poverty

Key approaches and practices of enterprise development

Individual enterprise development approach

Group entrepreneurship

Cluster development

Market development approach

Necessary conditions
for choosing an appropriate approach

Business planning for
small and micro enterprise

The approach for market
access depending upon client requirements

Analyzing value chains
for sub-sector development

Development of
entrepreneurial traits amongst clients


This programme is designed for Development Professionals from NGOs,
CSR Professionals, officers from Central and State governments, and
international development organizations who want to develop their
skills in micro enterprise development project management. It is
necessary that the participants have at least 2 years of working
experience in enterprise development or 4 years in the development


3 Days

The training will be for a period of 3 days which will essentially
consist of:

Class room sessions
A guided tour to the development models within TARAgram campus
An evening out to visit the Orchha temples and fort.

INR 10,000 per participant for Indian Participants

INR 18,000 (450 USD) for Overseas Participants

To be sure of participation, we request you to send the nomination
form (enclosed below) and the course fee (non-refundable) by 1st
April 2008.

The confirmation is made after the payment and the seats are
reserved on First Come First Serve basis.

Indian participants to make payment through Demand Draft drawn in
favour of Development Alternatives payable at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
The address for sending the Demand Draft is -

Training Coordinator

Development Alternatives

1087, Civil Lines


Ph.-+91 510 2911368

Overseas participants may please send the fees through wire
transfer. The details of the wire transfer will be sent to each
selected trainee once we get their nomination form.


The training will be held in TARAgram, Appropriate Technology
Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. TARAgram is a campus set in the
rural environment of Orchha. It is a centre which showcases the
Livelihood models developed by DA in the field of appropriate
technology, and environment.

Participants to the training will be provided a guided tour of the
campus which will enrich the learnings from the class room sessions.

Tips of getting to TARAgram

Participants coming by train should take a ticket till Jhansi (UP)
Railway station. From there, TARAgram is 9 kms away. There will be a
pick up facility based on the information provided on the arrival

Other Useful Tips

1. The Training fee covers the following:

Course material
Leisure trip to the famous Orchha Temples and Fort
2. The participants can arrive one day before the training date and
leave on last day of the training by a train which leaves around
5.45 pm

3. Travel Booking Tips for International participants

While making your travel plans, please note that if you are arriving
in Delhi by flight, in order to reach the Training venue, you will
need to take a Train from Delhi to Jhansi which is around 400 kms
and takes 5-6 hours.

Therefore please arrive in Delhi one day in advance from the day the
training starts. (i.e. if the Training date is 27th Feb, then your
flight should arrive in Delhi latest by 26th Feb morning)

Similarly, please book your return flight from New Delhi a day after
the trainings ends. (i.e. if the Training finishes on 29 Feb, then
your air tickets from New Delhi should be on 1st March morning)

Please book your train tickets from Delhi to Jhansi and back to
Delhi before hand. We can also support you in booking the Train
tickets which can be reimbursed by you once you arrive here.

4. The participants will be expected to book and reserve their
tickets. The training fee does not include the travel expenses.

5. DA reserves the right to withhold the fee for administrative and
other costs for cancellations prior to the start of a course. A
suitably qualified replacement may attend the course in place of the
registered person. DA also reserves the right to cancel a course if
too few participants have registered.

6. Interested participants who are unable attend this Training on
the given dates due to prior engagements can let us know of their
interest. We will keep you informed when the same training is
conducted again.


Route map - how to get to TARAgram from Jhansi Railway Station

TARAgram Campus - an overview

Orchha Temples and fort - a glimpse

Resource Person

Rahul Mittra

Post Graduate in Psychology Rahul has over 10 years of experience in
development sector & has extensive experience of micro finance and
micro enterprise development. Rahul began his career in the
development sector with ACORD a premier NGO of India, managing its
micro enterprise programmes in the state of Rajasthan. In the year
1999, he joined Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and
worked with them for over 5 years in the capacity of faculty member
for rural enterprises and rural finance. In a short span of 10 years
Rahul has provided technical expertise in micro enterprise and micro
finance development to various institutions like SIDBI, ILO,
Traidcraft, Find Your Feet etc. During his tenure with EDI Rahul
established various models of enterprise development and also
trained over 200 professionals in undertaking micro enterprise
development initiatives. He is an accredited trainer with technical
expertise in micro finance, small and micro enterprise development
and human resource development.

In the year 2004, Rahul with a group of development professionals
started Margdarshak which is a unique experiment of facilitating
economic strengthening of the communities by using field based
action research for feeding into providing mentoring support to
developmental interventions. His entry into micro finance is driven
by a dream of establishing a sustainable model of business
consulting for small and micro entrepreneurs who form the backbone
of Indian economy supporting by micro finance. Margdarshak the
organisation which Rahul heads enables micro entrepreneurs with
access to financial and business support services besides enabling
them in accessing newer markets in a collaborative manner.

Enquiries and Suggestions

If you have any queries or suggestions for the training or
nominations, please contact the following:


Juhi Nigam - + 91 510 2911 368, +91 983 9820 689